Iberdrola seeks companies to revolutionise the electricity grids of the unborn
The energy company wants to find, through its PERSEO start- up programme, new accoutrements , designs, manufacturing and construction methodologies for electrical substations and high- voltage lines.
The company has further than1.2 million kilometres of power lines in the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain.
Electricity grids are the circulatory system of the new energy model and the essential platform for the transition to a decarbonised frugality. Iberdrola is thus going one step further and is looking for companies to develop further sustainable grids. The company, through its transnational launch- up programme PERSEO, has launched a competition for innovative companies to propose new accoutrements , designs, manufacturing and construction methodologies for electrical substations and veritably high voltage lines. The electricity system is witnessing an unknown metamorphosis and the grids have come a foundation of the energy transition; an essential platform for moving towards a decarbonised frugality, which favours the development of an electricity system with further renewable sources, sustainable mobility, smart metropolises and tone-consumption.This action is part of Iberdrola’s commitment to combat climate change and promote sustainability. The objects are to optimise the cost of accoutrements and the methodologies presently applied, reduce the environmental impact of the construction of new means in electricity grids, optimise the cost and time associated with civil workshop and assembly, and increase the safety and threat forestallment of assembly processes. The challenge is launched within the frame of the new smart grid invention centre, the Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub, which aims to come a global standard in smart grids through open collaboration and coworking between technicians from the Iberdrola group’s electricity distribution company( i- DE), suppliers, start- ups and different organisations from each over theworld.Iberdrola will therefore seek new formulas for its expansive network of transmission and distribution power lines, with1.2 million kilometres spread across the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain. Its network consists of further than high to medium voltage substations and further than1.6 million medium to low voltage distribution mills serving further than 32 million electricity forcepoints.Proposals that optimise the use of accoutrements in systems- for illustration, in metallic structures- and civil workshop, formulas that replace the use of current accoutrements with further sustainable bones
, that reduce factory repression, that contribute to the enhancement of soils and to the safety of operations by reducing mortal intervention, among other enterprise, will be valued. In addition, the company could offer the party the occasion to gauge up the result by espousing it through marketable agreements or indeed invest in the sharing company. The deadline for enrollment for the challenge is 12 June, and the winner will be blazoned in July.15 Times instituting WITH launch- UPSSince its creation in 2008, PERSEO has invested further than 100 million euros in launch- ups that develop innovative technologies and business models, fastening on those that ameliorate the sustainability of the energy sector through farther electrification and decarbonisation of theeconomy.The programme has concentrated its conditioning on analysing business openings and technological collaboration with launch- ups and arising companies around the world, analysing 300 companies each time and creating an ecosystem of nearly entrepreneurial companies. This investment instrument presently holds a portfolio of eightcompanies.Through PERSEO, Iberdrola carries out further than 25 real tests of technologies per time, which serve as a first step towards establishing a marketable relationship or cooperation with launch- ups. In addition, in the last two times the group has launched a aggregate of fourteen challenges in which 700 launch- ups haveparticipated.Beyond the fiscal donation, PERSEO’s support to these companies has been crucial in defining their product and business, offering them its knowledge and access to Iberdrola’s request. On the other hand, the work carried out with the launch- ups has served our company as a technological antenna to find out where our sector is heading.